How Heavy, How Much And How Long?
Weights, Money And Other Measures Used By Our Ancestors
Date of publication: 1999
Publisher: Lochin Publishing
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Thousands of units of weight, money and other measures used in the past throughout the British Isles are set out in over 100 tables with explanatory text and their relationships to each other and to modern units of measurement. There are chapters on general numeration, length, area, volume and capacity, weight and mass, money (including slang terms) and metric units. Such information is invaluable for anyone studying wills, inventories, accounts, letters and journals, surveys and maps. The index to the tables includes goods which were commonly measured and the units by which they were quantified.